A Choreographer creates original dance movements and routines for performances and productions. They also develop different interpretations of existing dances for an individual dancer or group of dancers (chorus).
You can find Choreographer jobs using The Stage Jobs here.
A formal qualification is not necessary as Choreographers typically begin their career as Dancers and study a variety of routines from an early age. However, there are some choreography courses available which you can find here. Always keep a showreel of your individual work and where your work has been shown as well as choreography for any previous productions.
Choreographers often begin their careers as Dancers and study from an early age. When they establish a successful dance career they may then transition into an Assistant Choreographer before becoming a Choreographer. You can study through various workshops and always keep active and up to date with the latest trends in the dance world. Some Choreographers work on a freelance basis so self promotion is essential. Read our blog 'How to become a freelancer in theatre' here.
On average a Choreographer can earn up to £20k per year and this can go up to around £30k for those more experienced.
Published: 12 August 2019